The prosecutors case suffers a major setback when a hit man manages to infiltrate the safe house where their only witnesses were being kept. ADA Toni Ricci was killed as was 10 year-old Billy Woodson's mother but the boy survived and is in critical condition in hospital. Detectives Briscoe and Curtis are tasked to find the killers and focus on a young Latino couple who were seen entering the building. It turns out they are connected to Columbian drug dealers meaning the Russians and the Columbians are working together. They find that the Columbians are laundering their drug money through Russian banks. They launch a racketeering case against the Russian mobsters who are definitely playing hardball: they plant a large bomb in the police precinct. McCoy decides to play hardball as well.
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Forget Houghton. Read Milligan. Habeas corpus cannot be suspended, quote, "where the courts are open and their process unobstructed." And that was during the Civil War.
Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy
When witnesses and officers of the court are being killed, the process of the court is being obstructed. These thugs are threatening the viability of the criminal justice system.
Get off your high horse. This city has had riots, police officers killed, government buildings attacked. We got through it just fine without tearing up...
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